[REVIEW] MAMONDE 24H ICE ROSE WATER TONER

Mamonde came up with an innovative product that can provide hydrating, brightening and COOLING results? What if I told you that Mamonde revamped their rose toner formula and created it to stay unfrozen for 24 hours at temperatures of -18 degrees Celcius to -20 degrees Celcius. They also made this toner for those to have a simple and optimized skincare routine. You can use to create a DIY toner mask with this toner as well!

Where to buy: Yesstyle | *currently unavailable on Jolse*

Why keep it at below-zero temperature?

The ideal skin temperature is around 30 degrees Celcius. Summers can be brutal with intense sun rays, the skin temperature may rise up to over 40 degrees Celcius.

Why is this a concern?

The higher your skin temperature, it puts your skin at risk for losing skin elasticity, which may cause dullness + dark spots and potential breakouts induced by excess sebum production.

Claims

  • The unfrozen technology allows the product to stay unfrozen for 24 hours using the Ice Moisture Blending technology, which uses a perfect ratio of minerals, moisturizing ingredients based on the extended study on maintaining the ideal skin temperature.
  • Skin-soothing and firming all in one go – this toner can lower the skin’s temperature by -7 degrees, soothe it from excess heat exposure and restore skin elasticity.
  • Hydration to balance the oil and moisture levels
  • Skin clearing and brightening with a brightening formula – Niacinamide brightens darkened skin by UV exposure while mint leaf extract controls excess sebum production.
  • 7 free – animal ingredients, mineral oil, polyarcylamide, imidaazolidinyl urea, triethanolamine, silicone oil, synthetic color.

My thoughts

I was really excited to try this toner out and with the impression of knowing their original rose toner, I thought they would be similar and this would be the revamped version. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me. I found myself quite frustrated with how it irritated and dried out my skin. It was also quite a challenge finding the ingredients list online and I was concerned it would be nowhere to be found but luckily I came across the list on Cosdna. Oh look, Alcohol is their 3rd ingredient. No wonder my skin reacted so negatively and the original rose toner did not have alcohol; It did have fragrance listed but it was really low in potency.

Ingredients from Cosdna

Ingredient English Function Acne Irritant Safety 
Rose

‧Astringent
1
Propanediol

‧Solvent
‧Viscosity Control
1
Ethyl Alcohol

‧Solvent
2
다이프로필렌글라이콜

Dipropylene glycol
‧Solvent
‧Moisturizer
1
Betaine

‧Viscosity Control
‧Antistatic
‧Moisturizer
1
Butylene Glycol

‧Solvent
‧Moisturizer
1 0 1
Propylene Glycol

‧Solvent
‧Viscosity Control
‧Moisturizer
0 0 3
Nicotinamide

1
Hexanediol

‧Solvent 1
Water

‧Solvent 1
Sodium chloride

‧Viscosity Control
1
PPG-13-Decyltetradeceth-24

‧Emulsifier
Fragrance

‧Fragrance 14
Edetate Disodium

1
Ethylhexylglycerin

‧Moisturizer 1
Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract

1
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract

‧Moisturizer
‧Anti-inflammatory
‧Astringent
1
Sucrose

‧Moisturizer 1
Rosa Canina Fruit Extract

‧Astringent 1
Indole Acetic Acid

Overall

  • Texture: 5/5 – I love anything watery and lightweight and this definitely did well in that department. How I used this was making a toner mask out of it.
  • Scent: 3/5 – Smells quite similar to the original formula except for a strange chemical, menthol/ minty note with it.  I normally don’t feel nervous about products with mint in it but this one just smelled kind of off.
  • Performance: 3/5 – I mean, it worked and chilled down my skin’s temperature but that being said, I found it kind of harsh on my skin where it irritated it and always dried it out. I knew for a fact there was alcohol on here because my eyes went bloodshot red immediately after applying it on my face. I normally do check for ingredients however I kind of mindlessly chose this toner because I liked the original one and was hoping it would be the revamped version of the original one. Jokes on me because it is nothing like the original formula and I prefer that one over this any day. Sure, it cooled down my skin but can’t think refrigerated skincare do the same? I don’t like the idea of refrigerating my skincare anyway because I’m afraid it could potentially affect the performance of the products so I prefer to avoid doing so.
  • Packaging: 2/5 – The packaging label is really weird. Ok, it’s fine for function but the label is so cheap. It’s the original toner packaging label with another label thrown ontop. I don’t get that, why is it so hard to make a new one? Anyway, not a fan and not sure what they were going for this toner.
  • Overall: 2/5 – It’s a no for me, would not repurchase. I would not even recommend this to anyone. The concept is really cool however it was poorly executed because I cannot imagine why anyone would enjoy putting this on their face and not have to deal with the long term aftermath from it. Alcohol is a very controversial subject, some don’t mind it.. some do. There are multiple articles and news reports of people stating why it’s formulated and why it’s in skincare but due to my dehydrated skin’s sake, I personally would rather not risk it. If you’re interested in trying a fantastic toner from mamonde, you’re better off trying the original rose toner.

    Disclaimer: I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. All views and thoughts of this product are my own. What may work for me, may not work for you so please keep that in mind. Some links on this post are affiliate links. This means that I will earn a small commission if you purchase from these links.

     

 

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